Matias Almeyda - San Jose Earthquakes - June 30, 2019

Matias Almeyda has made his mark on MLS in less than a season, but a new report claims a Mexican power is looking to take him from the San Jose Earthquakes.

TUDN reported on Monday that Monterrey have pinpointed Almeyda as a top candidate to replace Diego Alonso, who won the 2019 Concacaf Champions League with Rayados but was dismissed with the team struggling in the Liga MX 2019 Clausura season.

Almeyda, 45, is well known in Mexico, having managed Chivas from 2015-18. He won a Liga MX title, two Copa MX titles and the 2018 Concacaf Champions League, by far the most success that club has experienced in decades. The Argentine has also led River Plate and Banfield to Argentine second-division league titles in his managerial career.

San Jose have more than doubled their points total this season under Almeyda, and have a chance of reaching the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs if they can get a result in their Decision Day presented by AT&T clash against the Portland Timbers on Sunday (4 pm ET | ESPN, MLS LIVE on DAZN).